23 thoughts on “Ski Lessons: Beginner to advanced skills progression at Adventure Ski & Snowboard School

  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Just me who’s watching this and thinking omg I neeed this in my house!!!!!!!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    OMG i have seen a lot of beginner videos, and i understood all of them with this one THANK YOU, perfect instructions, i wish i could go and practice there, that slope is great

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Great demonstrations. This is by far the best teaching video I have seen on YouTube. That's with 50 years of teaching behind me. BUT, you are actually teaching Technically correct skiing in the wedge and then YOU are doing all the work of Making your skis turn when heading towards Parallel turns.

    0:53 You are applying weight which will eventually turn into complete balance on that arch. The ski is designed to turn. Balancing on the edge Allows it to turn. Keep your upper body facing down the hill with No Thought of turning. The Skis Turn and take you from one side to the other. You don't Steer the skis by twisting your body in that direction. Put your hands on the handle bars of a bike and point the front tire at the bottom of the hill. You are Standing on the pedals. Take your weight off one pedal after the other. Also, emphasize how you are keeping your hips in the center between your skis which will keep the skis on the edges. Hip movement to the side will flatten the skis and they won't turn. Weight the ski by putting your upper body Over the ski you want to weight.

    1:06 Here is where you are FORCING the ski to turn. When You ski, you don't do that. You do what you showed in the snowplow. All you do to advance the skier is increase the balance on one foot by emphasizing removing weight from the previous ski. The previous ski will turn on it's own to match the turning ski Because of the body position you have over the weighted ski. If you stand up right now and balance on one foot, you would have to Force your other leg apart. Parallel skis happen automatically when you have achieved balance from one foot to the other. Once you show a person that They turn the skis, they will have an extremely difficult time Stopping that when you Try get them into Correct parallel skiing and especially carving.

    1:18 Notice how you are rising up and Twisting your feet to Make the skis turn. The exact Opposite that you just got done teaching them. You taught them to weight the ski to allow it to turn and now you are telling them to Twist the feet. The SKIS turn your FEET, your FEET do Not turn your SKIS!

    1:38 This is SO Totally Wrong unless we are back in the 70s before Shaped Skis were invented. See, here's the deal. Students will Not carve turns from the beginning because it takes the confidence to balance on one foot and allow the ski to make the turn. You still Teach them that but they will only go half way and won't be on the edge as much so it will allow the skis to slide sideways through the turn which is what we all do most of the time. But you don't Teach then to slide their skis sideways with a forced twist of the feet. They will never get Out of it. It is like Training wheels on the Bike. Try to make them balance on two wheels and the training wheels are ONLY there to fall back on.

    1:42 Now, you are going Back to actually carving a turn by weighting the ski only. You should be going from 1:42 directly to 1:53 without 1:38 in the middle. Just practice more and more balancing. Don't introduce Forcing or twisting into it.

    2:00 Here you are going back to twisting BUT, that's OK at THIS point when they already know how a ski turns and what they have to do to allow the ski to turn. When you understand Technically Correct, you can do anything you want after that. The alternative to this is, The Carved Turn! From a parallel turn, think of this. You are standing between two barstools. You decide to rest your Right cheek on the edge of a barstool. Take your weight off your Right foot, lift your Right cheek and set in on the Edge of the Right barstool. You have just performed a Barstool Christy or Carved turn. Lifting your cheek makes your upper body stay in a vertical position that is needed for balance on one ski. Moving your hip to the side, puts your leg at a steep angle which puts the ski on a hard edge.

    If you eliminate every reference to forcing the feet to steer the skis, you will have the Best Teaching Video In The World! Believe me, I KNOW what I'm talking about! This is where you can find my entire lesson plan. Learn To Ski EZY withy Jack. https://www.patreon.com/JB91710

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Great lesson… will put it to use tomorrow…

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Funny I grew up in that area and that place has been there for years! That’s awesome!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    I've watched so many videos trying to explain how to make parallel turns, and this is the only one where I can actually see what the person is doing because they aren't hidden in bulky snow clothing. Thank you!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    I am from Skiareas .but I would like to try that one too👍…

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Cuña de 0:11 hasta 0:34

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    I love the sound of this guy's voice.

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    I go to Austria every may for a ski holidayyyy

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Great video. Watching this has given me a quick refresher course in basic manoeuvres for when I go skiing in a few weeks after not having skied for over a decade. ❄️🎿⛷👍

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Wow this video is amazing I wish I lived near this facility. Watched so many videos on skiing and this one seems to work better then all of them

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Enjoying watching

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    boring

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    You seem like a great instructor! You explained it really well but too bad I’m afraid of going downhill fast. Just the thought of sliding down fast without being able to stop terrifies me

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    I want a band att home so i can ski wehnever i want!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Nice video! Concept conveyed in 3 minutes!!!

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    my right is good but can't turn lift

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    I can't turn left why?

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